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this is bbc news the headlines at four. rafael nadal claims a record 21st grand slam men's tennis title with his victory in the australian open final. hundreds more british troops could be sent to eastern europe amid fears russia is preparing to invade ukraine. we think it's highly likely that he is looking to invade ukraine, that is why we are doing all we can through deterrence and diplomacy to urge him to desist. winds up to 90 miles per hour are forecast to hit northern parts of the uk as storm corrie moves in this evening. families of those killed fifty years ago on "bloody sunday" have taken part in a walk of remembrance in londonderry to mark the aniversary.
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both the uk prime minister boris johnson and the chancellor say a widely—opposed rise in national insurance will go ahead to fund health and social care. rafael nadal has completed a stunning comeback to win the australian open and become the most successful male tennis player of all time. he came from two sets down against the top—seeded player daniil medvedev. it means the spanish player has now won 21 grand slams — more than any man in history and one more than his great rival novak djokavic, who was denied entry to australia because he is unvaccinated against covid. earlier i spoke to our sport presenter holly hamilton, who said that throughout his career,
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rafa nadal has never known when he's beaten. that match made history. it really felt it. if we are completely honest very few thought that he could do it. he now surpasses rivals roger federer and novak djokovic with 21 grand slam titles. just to put that into context, you mentioned, this victory has happened months after nadal retired with a foot injury. he has been struggling with that. far from fading away into retirement, there he is in melbourne for more than five hours against the tournament favourite. it was the way he won it, coming back from two sets down. at 35 years old, producing some magnificent tennis for what is his second australian open title. only the second man in the open era to win each
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grand slam tournaments twice. the other one is novak djokovic. let's talk more about him. he must be watching thinking, that it had been me. —— could have been me. he couldn't get into a thriller or was deported from australia because he was unvaccinated and there are doubts now about whether he will be able to compete in the other grand slam tournaments this year. his picture is everywhere, the image of him grinning with the trophy in his arms last year. we know why he is not in melbourne with the controversy around him and the visa application. it seems a long time ago at the moment. if we're honest, in reality, in another world, the world number one should have been there defending his title and perhaps he would have won, that would have been his 21st grand slam title and he would have taken the record over rafa nadal and roger federer. a lot of people would have wanted to see them.
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he did not have the correct paperwork or vaccination status to compete in the tournament. i am sure australian organisers would have wanted to see him play. in terms of how the tournament played out, it could not have been better. we are looking ahead to the rest of the grand slams and what happens. a lot of them have learned lessons from the australian open. with the french open, they have already said vaccination status won't affect him competing. as for the australian open organisers, this couldn't have gone any better. the controversy at the start, all eyes were on melbourne at that point. then we had ash barty becoming the first australian to win in their women's singles and now this, record has been broken not by the individual who maybe we thought it would have been, novak djokovic. what a moment it has been for novak djokovic and an australian open to remember! earlier today i spoke to the telegraph's sports
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journmalist uche amako who called the victory the most astonishing of nadal�*s glittering career. he came into the event. he had coronavirus pretournament. there were lots of doubts about whether he would play again. he spoke openly about that. to come through all of that and six difficult matches but the final today, two sets down. before the match it was felt to be a struggle for rafa nadal. as he has always done, you can never write him off. he won in fantastic style. medvedev is a lot younger than him. a real test of stamina for a 35—year—old. an incredible achievement to last for the five sets. , . . . achievement to last for the five sets. , ., u, ., achievement to last for the five sets. , . u, ., ., sets. he is a decade older than medvedev _ sets. he is a decade older than medvedev filter _ sets. he is a decade older than medvedev filter at _ sets. he is a decade older than medvedev filter at the - sets. he is a decade older than medvedev filter at the end - sets. he is a decade older than medvedev filter at the end you | sets. he is a decade older than - medvedev filter at the end you could probably argue that rafa nadal looked the fresher. there was about 20 minutes between them in time
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spent uncle between them. rafa nadal was much fresher and looked like he could have gone for another hour. medvedev did not have enough fitness to keep up with the older boy. police in manchester say they are working to westablish the full circumstances after a woman accused the manchester united footballer mason greenwood of assaulting her. this morning, the woman uploaded a video, photos, and an audio recording to her social media account, alleging the assault. the posts were made public on the platform for a few hours before being deleted. in a statement, greater manchester police said they were "aware of images and videos circulating on social media" and "enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances." manchester united said they "do not condone violence of any kind." in a statement, the club said mason greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice. mason greenwood has not responded to the allegations.
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the foreign secretary, liz truss, has said it's highly unlikely british troops would be fighting on the ground if russia were to invade ukraine but said coordinated sanctions targeting russian companies and oligarchs could be a deterrent to president putin. nato's secretary general, jens stoltenberg, has told the bbc it's up to russia to decide whether to pursue a diplomatic path. moscow — which objects to nato's eastward expansion in europe — has denied it plans to invade. here's our diplomatic correspondent, caroline hawley. nato is beefing up its deterrents in eastern europe with every passing day. this is the west's continuing counter build—up in the face of what downing street is calling rising russian aggression. the aim is to show moscow the price it could pay if it does invade ukraine. to send a message to russia that there will be severe consequences but, of course, the most important thing is to try to prevent military action
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by russia against ukraine. and so we need to work hard for the best but be prepared for the worst. and this is why there are fears for the worst. over the past few days, there have been russian military exercises by land, air and sea. moscow still insists it has no plans to invade ukraine, accusing the west of fuelling tensions. but this level of military build—up has caused international alarm. there's no talk from any western country of sending troops to fight to defend ukraine itself, but a small contingent of british troops is in the country, here helping train ukrainian forces to repel any attack. we've supplied anti—tank missiles, defensive weapons. we're giving support to the ukrainian navy, we're giving support to the ukrainian energy sector to help them become more energy independent,
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so we really are giving every possible support we can to ukraine and we are one of the leading donors of lethal aid to ukraine to make sure that they are in the best possible position to defend themselves. these are ukrainian troops on the border of russia, preparing for the worst. they will be the ones on the frontline if russia does invade. but alongside the deterrents and defence this week, expect a flurry of diplomatic activity, too, to try to prevent a war that no—one says they want. a war that would have consequences far beyond ukraine's borders. caroline hawley, bbc news. for more on the situation in ukraine, here's our chief international correspondent lyse doucet in kyiv. in kyiv, they are very much resigned to the fact they have been living with this war for at least seight years.
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since russia invaded for the first time. it has been a war day in, day out. they are very mindful of the escalating tensions in the presence of evermore russian troops and heavy weaponry along the presence of evermore russian troops and heavy weaponry along their borders. we just had about preparing for the worst. what the worst look like and is it likely to happen? we are joined from florida by admiral stavridis, whose last command was as a supreme allied commander in europe. welcome to the programme. good to be with you. it is not the first time you have watched these tensions up close involving russia. how serious does it look this time? it looks the most serious i have seen it since the last time russia invaded ukraine. 2014... ..just after i had left as supreme allied commander. we watched it all very closely. it was based on the first invasion
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by vladimir putin other neighbour, and that was the invasion of georgia in 2008. we have seen this playbook before. we are working right down the checklist. unfortunately, i think it is a better than even chance that vladimir putin's tanks will roll in the next few weeks. do you accept that president putin believes he can use this playbook again? for all of their words and condemnation, president putin got away with it the first time. the russian—backed separatists are still in eastern ukraine, crimea is still under russian control. i would say he does not intend to subjugate the entire country. that would be an enormous bite of the apple for the russians to try and take. the ukrainians will fight, they will fight initially
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when the tanks come in and they will fight as an insurgency if they have to. vladimir putin doesn't have enough resources, troops, tanks to really control this country of 45 million people. i think his playbook is going to be to come in, take a bite out of ukraine that would establish a land bridge from russia itself down to crimea, which he already has annexed, in his view, and then park the situation and claim full autonomy for the insurgents and then defy the international community to do anything about it. that is what i think the playbook is. 18,000 homes are without power in scotland after the damage and destruction of storm malik yesterday, a storm in which two people died. today weather warnings are in place across the whole of scotland and parts of england, wales and northern ireland as another storm moves in. phil bodmer reports
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from bishop auckland. the calm between the storms, after malik and before corrie. in south church, county durham, power has been off for a number of homes in this village since midnight. for racheljohnson, who farms at pigdon, near morpeth, it's the second time without electricity. she was last without power for 11 days following storm arwen in november. last time, we were off power for 11 days. we still haven't had all of the full compensation and expenses fulfilled and paid out by northern power grid, so i think we're in for situation normal — a repeat of last time. engineers from northern power grid have been working through the night to try to restore supplies. the damage caused by the storm has really been to overhead power lines and infrastructure by the wind, so it has either dislodged some of our wires which are on top of wood poles where it's caused trees to fall into lines or windblown
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debris to come through as well, so that has really been the points of damage that we see on our network affecting our customers. much of northern scotland bore the brunt of storm malik. a 60—year—old woman from aberdeen died after being hit by falling trees. an amber warning remains in place for much of the north of the country as storm corrie is due to sweep in overnight. britain is bracing itself for further disruption. phil bodmer, bbc news. earlier today i spoke to wayne bridgman in northumberland, whose power and water had onlyjust returned following storm malik. a couple of months ago we had our power out for five days following storm arwen. we lost power again with a0 to 50 mile an hour winds about eight in the morning or so. it's back on now, i'm speaking to you. many of my neighbours are not.
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the biggest recourse for a lot of people here is me and tens of thousands of my neighbours have fridges and freezers full of, well, food for example. we've mobile phone masts that don't have power as well so you can't even dial out to emergency services. if such a problem were to arise. we have a0 mile an hour winds happening this evening, so fully expect the power to go out again then. how do you feel about it? do you feel the authorities, the people in charge should be doing better? as you can probably tell, i used to live down in berkshire. i do feel if this had happened in that area, people would pounce on it quite quickly, we would see government investigations and people would be all over it. here, even though communities are well inspirated and resilient that might be taken advantage of a little and they
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might think, these people can deal with it. it seems the infrastructure is a bit delicate. maybe it hasn't been invested in as much as it should be. you are saying your neighbours are still without power, they must be frustrated. not so bad for me because i have a fire and i can look after myself and so on. there are a lot of elderly and infirm and other vulnerable people in this area, particularly the rural communities are at risk when this sort of thing happens. you often have off—the—mains water that's pumped. if there is no electricity there is no pumping of the water and so on. very frustrating. if you go on the northern power website there is no communication. is it coming back on in an hour, two hours by tomorrow, next week? impossible to try to plan ahead, i have got to work tomorrow,
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is nigh on impossible. the headlines on bbc news... a new moment for the books in tennis history as rafael nadal claims a record 2ist grand slam men's tennis title with his victory in the australian open final. hundreds more british troops could be sent to eastern europe amid fears that russia is preparing to invade ukraine. with thousands of homes still without power after storm malik, winds of up to 90 miles an hour are forecast for northern parts of the uk as storm corrie moves in. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly. we have witnessed history today at the australian open — as rafa nadal claimed his 21st grand slam title, his second in melbourne and becomes the most successful men's singles player of all time — surpassing his greatest rivals roger
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federer and novak djokovic. it was a final that lasted over 5 hours with medvedev winning the opening two sets and seemed to be cruising to victory — but then cue the fightback — nadal dug deep and won the next two sets before coming out on top in a tense fifth final set. this achievement made all the more remarkable considering just few months ago he thought he would never be able to return to the tour because of a foot injury. well his biggest rivals roger federer and novak djokovic were both missing from the tournament, they've both taken to instagram to congratulate nadal. federer says... while djokovic congratualted all the finalists in melbourne and addressing nadal said...
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we're into the second half of the first of today's quarter—finals in the africa cup of nations. with egypt getting some much needed magic from mo salah. morocco had taken an early lead after a soufiane boufal penalty in the seventh minute — but salah's equalised in the alst few minutes. the hosts cameroon await the winner of thois in the semi finals. still to come today... senegal and equatorial guinea — that kicks off at 7 o'clock. in the championship, derby came from two goals down to equalise with the last kick of the game — drawing 2—2 with birmingham at pride park. birmingham had a comfortable lead after goals from lyle taylor and this from scott hogan, leaving wayne rooney's side with it all to do. but derby scored both their goals late on, the first this effort into the far corner from luke plange to give them hope, before deep into injury time, krystian bielik grabbed a dramatic
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point which leaves derby seven points from safety. nottingham forest meanwhile could go fifth with win at cardiff. cardiff are currently i—o ahead. jordan hugill has scored on his cardiff debut. now — some breaking transfer news with tomorrow's deadline day looming — newcastle have confirmed the signing of midfielder bruno guimares from lyon on a four and a half year deal. it comes after liverpool confirmed the signing of colombian international luis diaz from porto in a deal that lasts until the summer of 2027. the initialfee is believed to be around {37.5 million. diaz does requires a work permit to enter the uk and therefore it's unlikely he'll arrive in liverpool until the end of next week at the earliest.
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a busy day in the women's fa cup fourth round... 14 games today. no major upsets however injury to star striker vivienne miedema may overshadow their win over london city lionesses. miedema's solitary goal on the stroke of half—time was the difference this afternoon which sees the iii—time winners progress. their star striker was substituted early in the second half after struggling to shake off a knock. viktor hovland has won the dubai desert classic after a play—off with england's richard bland. bland missed his birdie putt on the first play—off hole, leaving norwegian hovland to tap in to win the tournament. rory mcilroy was tied for the lead heading into the final hole but ended up bogeying the last after his approach shot found the water. team gb freestyle skier izzy atkin has withdrawn from the big air competition at the winter olympics, which start on friday. she's still recovering after breaking her pelvis
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in a competition six weeks ago. she won slopestyle bronze at the pyeonchang games four years ago and she still aims to compete in that event in beijing, although she needs clearance from her doctor. she said she'd been giving rehab everything she's got and pulling out of the big air would give her more time at home to strengthen and prepare for the slopestyle. that's all the sport for now. now an update on the latest coronavirus figures in the uk. 62,399 cases in the last 24—hour period. just over 62,000 cases. in terms of deaths, 85 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. more on those figures as we get them.
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relatives of those who were killed in londonderry, on what became known as "bloody sunday", have held a walk of remembrance in the city to mark the 50th anniversary of the shootings. members of the army's parachute regiment opened fire on a civil rights march in 1972, killing 13 people. an inquiry found the marchers had posed no threat. chris page reports — and a warning that you may find some of the images in his report upsetting. bernard mcguigan... this is a day of remembrance and reflection. in a city which was the crucible of the conflict in northern ireland. bloody sunday was one of the most horrific and consequential acts of violence during the troubles. the parachute regiment killed 13 people within half an hour in the bogside area. the victims had been demonstrating against a law that allowed the security forces to imprison suspects without a trial.
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50 years on, bereaved families are leading this march retracing the steps of their relatives who were shot dead on these streets. although half a century has passed, the mood is still sorrowful, a sense of grief remains very real. the children, brothers and sisters of those who died, say history will always hurt. i feel strange today. i feel apprehensive, my stomach's in butterflies. i don't know if it's the 50th, or what it is, or, you know, that it's been so long, it's been half a century now. it's just amazing to think we've survived this long afterwards. after the shootings, soldiers claimed they'd been fired at first, but families were determined to have the victims declared innocent. they succeeded 12 years ago, when a public inquiry found the killings were unjustified. today, the civilians who lost their lives
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were honoured with music, silence and applause. the irish prime minister, the taoiseach micheal martin, was among the political leaders who laid tributes. the legacy of the past in northern ireland is complex and contentious. but, as thousands contemplate the memory of bloody sunday, the desire to strengthen the peace is ever—growing. chris page, bbc news, derry. borisjohnson and the chancellor, rishi sunak, have confirmed that the rise in national insurance will go ahead in april. in a joint article in the sunday times, the two men said the increase was the right thing to do to help tackle the nhs backlog and fund social care. but labour says the plan needs to be rethought, as people struggle with the cost of living. our political correspondent
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ione wells has more on this. only this morning robert halfon said he is urging the government to look at other ways they can fund the need to tackle nhs backlogs and fix social care as well. he has suggested looking at a windfall tax on big businesses and oil companies. meanwhile, labour has also kind of hit back at this commitment in the papers today with the shadow levelling up secretary saying this is not the right time to be squeezing purses more, saying it was ironic that today we had michael gove talking about levelling up the country at a time when they were increasing taxes. just a word on the sue gray report which we seem to have been waiting forfor weeks. what is the latest? as we have learned from the last week, any certainty around timing is not something i would want to commit to,
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not something anyone in government can promise. the latest update on friday was that sue gray would not be waiting for the police to publish its report and we can expect that probably end —— within the next couple of days. there's no need to keep your laptop open, or answer the boss's messages late at night. at least that's soon to be the case for thousands of workers in belgium — the latest country to introduce what's known as the "right to disconnect". from this tuesday 65,000 civil servants will gain the legal right to be offline, outside of their agreed working hours. jessica parker reports from brussels. the makings of a belgian shepherd's pie. delphine, a civil servant, is preparing dinnerfor herfriends. i love to cook, it is one of my passions. with a life outside of work, she welcomes ways to help people switch off. especially for young people, it is not always clear when they have to be available or not.
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because when you begin a newjob you want to be perfect, you know? and you think, if i don't answer that email at ten o'clock at night, maybe my boss will not like it, so now i think it is going to be a cultural change. the new rules mean outside normal hours, bosses can't get in touch, although there are exceptions. workers also shouldn't be disadvantaged by not answering calls and e—mails. the idea — better wellbeing, less stress. it's a good idea, as people move more and more to digital work, especially. translation: you work your eight hours and then you go home. - i think it is part of thejob, to be there when it is necessary. the minister in charge of the law change says there are plans to expand it to the private sector. but critics question the need for further regulation. what would you say to people who suggest this is actually a bad
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idea, inefficient, maybe? it is a misconception to think that you really should work 21w, because we see that a lot of people can't cope with that. and they are falling out. dinner is in the oven, the mood is relaxed. similar laws have been introduced in france, italy and spain. delphine's cat could perhaps best lead by example on how to unwind. now it's time for a look at the weather with susan. hello. barely 2a hours after storm malik, we're now staring down the barrel of another deepening weather system, storm corrie, set to bring damaging winds across a large swathe of northern britain overnight sunday into monday. these are the areas highlighted by the met office for the greatest risk of damage and disruption.
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northern scotland sitting underan amberwarning, winds could gust in excess of 80 miles per hour here as this deep, low pressure rolls its way initially eastwards across scotland overnight and then dives down into the north sea. skies will tend to clear behind corrie. cold air rushes in — a frost with a risk of some ice for northern england and scotland early on on monday. and then, even with corrie pulling away that northerly or north westerly winds down the north sea will remain very strong for much of the day. and with high tides, we could see some coastal flooding. many areas will see some sunshine, some showers into the northwest, but that wind is going to feel cold. temperatures five to nine degrees. hello this is bbc news, the headlines. rafael nadal claims a record 2ist grand slam men's tennis title with his victory in the australian open final. hundreds more british troops could be sent to eastern europe
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amid fears russia is preparing to invade ukraine.


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